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  • Relation Between Income Inequality and Economic Growth 

    Alsaffar, Ibrahim; Eisenhardt, Robert; Kim, Hanjin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11)
    This paper analyzes the effect of income inequality on economic growth. Data on the growth rates of 30 countries and Gini-indexes was used. Three regression models were developed, each looking at different set of variables. ...
  • Estimation of the effect of Income Inequality on Human Development: A Cross Sectional Study 

    Parikh, Ishan; Srinivasan, Vivek; Patel, Jay (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11)
    Throughout history, there has been overwhelming evidence that high levels of economic inequality correlate with low levels of human development, measured by the human development index. Our group’s overall objective was ...
  • Measuring the Impact of the Finance Industry on States’ Economic Growth 

    Aladesanmi, Ayo; Angell, Haigh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11)
    This paper analyzes how per capita GDP has grown in the 50 states within the U.S. between the years 2006 and 2016, and how different economic indicators have affected economic growth. Particularly, we examine the link ...
  • A Study Analyzing the Impact of Unionization on State Wages 

    Mckenzie, Rhone; Tinsley, Sarah; Tsuchiya, Ellie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11)
    This study was motivated by existing literature on unions which attempt to understand and measure the impact of unionization on wages and the welfare of workers. Our analysis tries to further this research by exploring ...
  • Tariffs and Taxes versus Labor Regulation: Analyzing Which Government Policies Help and Hurt Domestic Economies 

    Abbas, Aarij; Park, Gemma (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11)
    The struggle to find the right balance between government intervention and the invisible hand of the market is familiar to all who have tried to form any semblance of economic policy. Due to the vast number of policy sectors ...
  • International Trade and Economic Theory: Testing the Gravity Model 

    Cuccia, Charlotte; Humphries, Zack; Piazza, Gina (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11)
    This paper offers an addition to the extensive body of research of the gravity model, which predicts that the volume of trade between two countries depends on their relative size and the distance between them. Using both ...
  • The Impact of Higher Education on Unemployment 

    Horner, Savannah; Zhang, Athena; Furlong, Madeline (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11)
    This paper explores the relationship between higher education and unemployment using regression analysis. Our hypothesis is that the greater the government expenditure on higher education, the lower a state’s unemployment ...
  • Effects of State Sales Tax on GDP Per Capita: A Statewide Study for the United States 

    Wilson, Skyler; Chawla, Eesh; Satterfield, Kevin J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11)
    Economists have viewed the relationship between the impact of taxes on the GDP, however research dealing with the sales tax rate and the GDP have yet to be analyzed to the extent that income taxes have been investigated. ...
  • Effect of Education on Wage Earning 

    Talley, Quentin; Wang, Thomas; Zaski, Geoff (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11)
    The scope of this project includes individuals aged 18-65 who finished their education and do not have significant disadvantages in seeking employment selected from a survey of Georgia residents regarding wage income, ...
  • Factors that Influence Income Inequality Across the Globe 

    Francis, Emma; Gaysowski, Stephanie; Moen, Nathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11)
    This paper initially sought to analyze the relationship between income inequality, as measured by the Gini coefficient, and the multidimensional poverty index, which measures the levels of deprivation related to health, ...
  • On-job learning and human capital accumulation 

    Liu, Qinyi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05-11)
    The dissertation investigates the human capital accumulation through on-job learning. It has three empirical studies. The first two essays investigate skill accumulation through performing job tasks. The third one analyzes ...
  • Innovation and business strategy in healthcare markets 

    Zhai, Zhe (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-06)
    In the first chapter, we use patent and financial data from the pharmaceutical industry to examine the effects of international innovation on profitability and the channels through which the effects take place. Positive ...
  • A Study Comparing Economic Development and Human Development as Measures of Standard of Living 

    Oliverio, Gabrielle; Esmail, Nabil; Mehta, Prachi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
    There has been much debate as to which measure is best when studying economic development of a nation. Our cross-sectional study of originally 87 and then 150 countries in the year 2015 compares the Human Development ...
  • Investigating Clean Energy Consumption 

    Soogoor, Yash; Magee, Macon; O’Connell, Ryan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
    In order to provide insight into the factors that are related to the clean energy consumption of a nation, simple and multiple regression models were developed to assess the relationship between these factors. The simple ...
  • Economic Factors Contributing to Variations in Housing Prices in the U.S. 

    King, David; Pinto, Nick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
    As income inequality in the U.S. rises, a pattern of residential segregation becomes more apparent. This paper seeks to test if differences in education can account for variation in housing prices across zip codes. We have ...
  • Factors Explaining Average Life Expectancy: An Examination Across Nations 

    Maity, Akansha; Rhenman, Emelie; Sanders, Elijah (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
    This paper analyzes the health across several countries worldwide. Data was collected from the World Health Organization as well as the World Bank. The data sets collected contain variables for nation population, GNI per ...
  • Education Expenditure and Average Income in Countries Around the World 

    Nelms, Abbie; Sears, Katie Lynn (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
    This study investigates the relationship between government expenditure in education and growth measured through gross domestic product per capita. The other variables that were considered include unemployment rate, foreign ...
  • Exploring the Relationship Between Household Income and High School Graduation Rates in Georgia Counties 

    Allen, Ashley; De Vierno, Ida; Pourchet, Emilie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
    To better understand the factors that contributed to the rise in high school graduation rates between 2008 and 2015, this study explored the relationship between average household income and average four-year graduation ...
  • Analyzing the Gender Disparity in Education between Developed and Developing Countries 

    Gautam, Rahul; Reining, Alexander; Holasek, Krystopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
    Even with all the progress women have made in the modern era, we wanted to see how gender inequality persisted in the educational sphere, particularly when categorizing nations by development. To do this, we obtained data ...
  • Innovation, product quality, complexity, and duration of international trade 

    Yan, Sen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-07-20)
    Factors affecting products arrive and duration in international market are examined. Intellectual property rights (IPR) and innovation are suggested to influence exports of new products. Product quality and complexity are ...

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